- Factory Method is one of the 23 design patterns.
- It is a creational pattern, meaning it describes the best way of instantiating a class based on an input varying condition.
- Factory method helps in deciding which instance of a class needs to be supplied based on an input condition which is resolved during runtime.
- It helps in creating loosely-coupled applications where the choice of functionality can be switched during runtime.
- It states that – "just define an interface or abstract class for creating an object but let the subclasses decide which class to instantiate"
Exploring Design Patterns – Factory Method
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